He that handles a matter wisely shall find good: and whoever trusts in the Lord, happy is he.
So after a long period without internet... we are back online.
Moving with a toddler is quite the challenge. Thankfully she was able to spend time at Nana's house during
the move-in, and is now just 'helping' with the unpacking. Boxes are
dwindling, and I am dreaming of the day we are 100% done.
to move in, we made an amazing list of all improvement projects we
wanted to take on for our new home. First to take place: paint the
entry/living room/dinning room, and refinish the kitchen cabinets. Not
too much, right?
Well, it's lent, and I gave up complaining for lent. So.... yeah. This post will be shorter than usual.
think the lesson learned with DIY home projects is that the project
will always take longer than expected. Challenges will come up
unexpectedly. Sometimes those challenges will be so big, the project
might have to be restarted. Fortunately, it is our home, and there is
not a deadline to have everything perfect. Upgrades can wait. The best
part about taking on projects just a couple at a time is that it gives
an opportunity to take a step back and re-prioritize. After seeing the
magnitude of the projects we have started, I can say that other ones are
not so important. Right now the most important thing is for us to relax
and get back to normal.
Speaking of normal, it sounds
great right now. We still have half our kitchen in the living room, but
have a deadline of tomorrow to have it all put back together again.
Refinishing the kitchen cabinets was one of those projects that just
spiraled. In the end, we have accepted the results and have decided to
take a break from them, put everything back together, and cook dinner.
Our friends (that now live just across the street!) are coming over for a 'first dinner' on Sunday, and I couldn't be happier!